Bats silenced by Buehrle in loss to Sox
Morales impressive early before troublesome fifth inning
White Sox 5, Rockies 2
at Tucson, Ariz.
Tuesday, March 25
White Sox at the plate: Juan Uribe had two hits, scored a run and picked up an RBI. Alexi Ramirez and Joe Crede each doubled.
Rockies at the plate: The Rockies struggled to solve starter Mark Buehrle. Todd Helton doubled and scored a run and pinch-hitter Ryan Spilborghs also doubled.
White Sox on the mound: Buehrle held the Rockies to one run and four hits, with five strikeouts and a walk, in six innings.
Rockies on the mound: Lefty Franklin Morales threw four shutout innings to open the game, then was touched for four runs in the fifth. The first five batters reached in the inning. In all, he gave up four runs and five hits, with three walks and four strikeouts, in nine innings.
Cactus League records: White Sox 10-16, Rockies 12-11.
Up next for the White Sox: Gavin Floyd will make his final Cactus League start for the White Sox on Wednesday against the Brewers. Milwaukee will counter with ace right-hander Ben Sheets.
Up next for the Rockies: Jeff Francis, the Opening Day starter, will make his final Cactus League start in the Rockies' final game in Tucson, against the Diamondbacks at 2:05 p.m. MT
Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.